About the Company
Church and Dwight Company is an Ewing, New Jersey-based company and has become one of the major manufacturers of household products in America. As of 2020, it had around 4,800 employees, and since 2016 it is a component in the S&P 500 index. It trades in the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol CHD.
The company's business is divided into three segments - speciality products, consumer domestic and consumer international. Its speciality products encompass the largest production of Sodium Bicarbonate, that CHD markets alongside other inorganic speciality products. Under this segment, it also has an evolving global animal productivity business that consists of more than 12 different types of products.
Its domestic consumer category offers brands like ARM & HAMMER, WaterPik, Orajel, First Response, XTRA, Trojan, Vitafusion etc. and several different types of personal and household care products. Its consumer (international) segment offers the same brands as that of domestic, with the only difference being their marketing to other countries like China, the United Kingdom, Australia, France, Canada, Brazil etc.
Five of its most famous and historical products include Pepsodent toothpaste, OxiCleanArm Stain remover, Arm & Hammer baking soda, Arrid deodorant and Orange Glo floor care products. Other than these, some of its other notable brands are Close-Up, Aim Toothpaste, Orajel, Kaboom, VitaFusion and Lil' Critters, Mentadent, Nair and RUB A535.
The company came into formation after a joint venture between John Dwight and Austin Church in 1846. It started its business by selling baking soda that the two partners refined in Dwight's Kitchen. Its Arm & Hammer logo was introduced in the 1960s, and in the 1970s it introduced the first-ever phosphate-free detergent in the US market.
From 2001-2017 it has made eight significant acquisitions like Carter-Wallace's customer product line and USA Detergents in 2001, Orange Glo International in 2006, Del Labs' Orajel in 2008, Spencer Forrest, Inc. in 2016, MidOcean Partners' Waterpik in 2017, etc. In 2019, it acquired its 12th power brand Flawless, one of the leading manufacturers of women's hair removal products in the market.;
|Organisation||Church & Dwight Co Inc|
|Industry||Household & Personal Products|